What is a Sponsored Event
A sponsored event is an event curated by a company. Key differences between a community event and a sponsored event include the following:
- Sponsored events can only be curated by companies.
- While community events are ticketed, sponsored events are paid for by the sponsoring company.
- While no direct selling is allowed at community events, the event team at a sponsored event can directly promote products and services being offered by the sponsoring company.
- Sponsored events are categorized as such in the event directories on the Insurance Discourse platform.
- Sponsored events do not have to strictly follow specific formats for event types allowed by Insurance Discourse although an event type must be selected in the system. Ways that a sponsored event deviates from standard format should be described in an event announcement. If the event deviates dramatically the curator should contact Insurance Discourse requesting guidance on how to label.
What Does a Sponsored Event Cost
- A standard sponsored event is for 25-participants not including the event team.
- A 25-person event costs $2500
- Large events can be quotes separately.Just contact Insurance Discourse at firstname.lastname@example.org
When Are Payments Processed
- When a sponsored event is created, it will be reviewed by the events team at Insurance Discourse.
- If it is a standard 25-person event with no special requirements, an invoice will be generated and sent to the member for $2500. If it is a larger event or there are unusual requirements a quote will be generated and sent to the member.
- Sponsored events will not show in the event directory until approved by the Insurance Discourse Event team.
- Typically this isn't until after the event is invoiced and payment is received.
- Companies who do frequent events can apply for monthly billing. If a company is approved for monthly billing, the event can be open for registration regardless for payment status. All events will be invoiced on a monthly basis.